WrapAround is a team-based planning process intended to provide individualized, coordinated, family-driven care that will meet the complex needs of children and their families. Children that benefit from participating in the WrapAround process are often involved with several child and family serving systems (e.g. mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and special education). This can include children who are at risk of placement in residential based programs, and who experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health difficulties.
The WrapAround process requires that families, providers, and key members of the familyâ€™s social support network collaborate to build a creative plan that responds to the particular needs of the child and family. Team members then implement the plan and continue to meet regularly to monitor progress and make adjustments to the plan as necessary. The team continues its work until members reach a consensus that a formal WrapAround process is no longer needed.
The values associated with WrapAround require that the planning process itself, as well as the services and supports provided, should be individualized, family driven, culturally competent and community based. Additionally, the WrapAround process should increase the â€śnatural supportâ€ť available to a family by strengthening interpersonal relationships and utilizing other resources that are available in the familyâ€™s network of social and community relationships.
Finally, WrapAround should be â€śstrengths based,â€ť helping the child and family to recognize, utilize, and build talents, assets, and positive capacities.
The Community Services Coordination Network is the lead agency for the WrapAround process in this area. The WrapAround process is offered as an option, when appropriate, to children and families in London-Middlesex, and in Oxford and Elgin counties.
Access to WrapAround is gained through the CSCN Resolution process for children.
For more information about WrapAround in this area please visit www.WrapAround.ca